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Not too blighted for soup

Freezing soup


Four years ago when the tomato blight hit this hard, Anna asked me to pull out the vines because they were too depressing.


This year, we've been harvesting what we can to make into soup.  Maybe not as much as last year, but we'll appreciate every nutrient packed morsel in January.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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